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THE BRITISH WARBLERS - A HISTORY WITH PROBLEMS OF THEIR LIVES (two volume set)
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THE BRITISH WARBLERS - A HISTORY WITH PROBLEMS OF THEIR LIVES (two volume set)

By Howard, H. Eliot

London: R. H. Porter, 1907. A handsome set of this classic monograph, finely bound in crushed red morroco with raised bands to the spines with gilt lettering and decorative rules. Bound up from the ten original part volumes (parts 1-9 & 9*), printed 1907-1915, with cancelled pages, parts' title and parts' contents pages and temporary title pages loosely inserted into a pocket in the rear board of vol. II. 35 chromolithographic plates by Gronvold and 51 plates in photogravure; 12 coloured maps. Illustrations of very high quality, the photogravure plates particularly fine. Bindings very good and bright, unfaded, mininal wear only, slight spotting to the cloth of the front board of vol. II. Contents clean and tight, a few photogravure plates with foxing more or less confined to the edges. A handsome copy. [Bibliographic note: There is often some confusion in how many parts this work was originally issued - it is often stated that it was nine, but part 9 was issued in two parts, so in fact it was ten: parts 1-9 & 9*. Where part. 9* included cancel pages and two plates - Orphean Warbler and Eggs of British Warblers, Plate 3. However there exists a scarce 'state', though identical, where it was issued in eleven parts. In this presumed 'first state' part 6 is split into two separate parts - Part 6 Text and Part 6 Plates, hence the 'additional part'. Tipped into this part 6 Text volume is a note to subsribers "Notice to Subscribers.. The author regrets that, owing to an accident, the four coloured plates to Part 6 have got spoilt. To save further delay the Part is issued without them, and they will appear shortly in a separate cover." This is dated December, 1911. The subsequent plates vol. for part 6 is dated April 1912, with separate printed wrappers and title page. However in most sets parts 6 was issued as originally intended with text and plates together, though still dated December 1911. Other than additional temporary title pages these two variants are identical in every respect.]. Firs. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Gronvold, Henrik. 4to.

$876.85

THORBURN'S BIRDS
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THORBURN'S BIRDS

By Fisher, James

London: Ebury Press, Michael Joseph, 1979. Colour illustrations throughout. Dust jacket near fine and bright, not price-clipped. Contents clean and tight, no insciptions. A near fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Thorburn, Archibald. 4to. Book.

$8.09

OUR BIRD BOOK
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OUR BIRD BOOK

By Rogerson, Sydney. Tunnicliffe, Charles

London: Collins, 1947. 128 pages, colour and b/w illustrations. Original dust jacket good with some light general wear. Hard-back binding, very good. Contents clean and tight, no inscription, endpapers a little spotted. A very copy with a very good original dust jacket.. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Charles Tunnicliffe. 4to. Book.

$26.98

BIRDS: An Artist's View
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BIRDS: An Artist's View

By Bond; Terance James

London: Parkgate Books Ltd., 1997. Pp. vi, 90. Colour illustrations throughout. Original dust jacket fine. Grey cloth boards fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked. A fine copy. "Terance James Bond, one of the great ornithological painters of our time, paints the birds he likes best: this glorious retrospective is a personal one and reflects his love and fascination for the aesthetically superb combination of birds and their natural habitats.". New Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Folio. Book.

$13.49

PICTURES OF BIRD LIFE. On woodland, Meadow, Mountain and Marsh
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PICTURES OF BIRD LIFE. On woodland, Meadow, Mountain and Marsh

By Lodge, R. B.

London: S. h. Bousfield, 1904. nd, but circa 1904; pp. 376; colour frontispiece plate and numerous half-tone illustrations after photographs by the author. Original, handsome pictorial green cloth binding blocked in black and white, with bevelled edges to boards, gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Binding good with some wear to the spine and edges, lightly marked . Contents clean and tight, faint pencilled address to the front free end paper, lightly toned to prelims.. A good copy.. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Lodge, R.B.. 4to. Book.

$33.73

THE BIRDS OF THE MALAY PENINSULA A General Account of the Birds Inhabiting the Region from the Isthmus of Kra to  Singapore with the Adjacent islands (complete in 5 Vols)
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THE BIRDS OF THE MALAY PENINSULA A General Account of the Birds Inhabiting the Region from the Isthmus of Kra to Singapore with the Adjacent islands (complete in 5 Vols)

By Robinson, Herbert C. and Frederick N. Chasen.

London: H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd., 1927. The attractive and scarce, complete 5 volume set 1927-1976 with extensive colour plates. Original red cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Bindings with only light wear. Volume 5 with a fine dust jacket protected in a removable clear sleeve. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, very faint spotting to a few endpapers, internally unmarked. A near fine set.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Illus. by H. Gronvold. 4to (17 x 27cm). Book.

$667.76

SKETCHES OF BIRD LIFE
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SKETCHES OF BIRD LIFE

By Harting, James Edmund

London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1883. pp.292 ; b/w illustrations throughout. Original green cloth hardback binding with gilt lettering and vignette to the front board; a little general wear and rubbing, slightly dust soiled. Contents clean and tight, end papers toned careful repair to front free endpaper, autographed George William Sparrow Sparrow an officer who died in WW1, an occasional mark within, no inscriptions, light notes in pencil to the front pastedown regarding the plates by the hand of Howard Radclyffe, well respected collector and director of Bernard Quaritch Ltd . A good/very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Thorburn, Archibald, Whymper, Keulemans. 8vo. Book.

$47.22

IN SEARCH OF HARRIERS
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IN SEARCH OF HARRIERS

By Watson, Donald

Langford Press, 2010. 110 pages colour plates throughout. Original dust jacket fine, not price clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy, virtually as new. . First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to.

$47.22

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume.VI(Emu, Kia, Bustard, Plover, Oyster Catcher, Pewit etc.)

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1995. First limited facsimile edition, No. 196. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt, preserved in the original carton. 82 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. An as-new copy. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board, hand wrapped in protective brown paper, and placed in its own crush-proof outer carton. The carton is then sealed, numbered and signed on the outside by the printer's quality control officer. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." Please see the other Gould titles we are offering in this impressive edition. A little wear to the cloth on the bottom edge. A POSTAL SURCHARGE MAY APPLY ON THIS HEAVY BOOK. We hold the full set of Birds of Australia in stock. Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Elephant Folio. Book.

$674.50

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume III. [Robins, Wrens, Finches]

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1991. Limited facsimile edition no. 177. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt; pp. [iv], plus 97 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. One of a series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Remains in original box, unopened, Binding fine, contents clean and tight, unmarked. A fine copy. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. gilt stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." This book is held in stock. A little faint spotting to the title page. A POSTAL SURCHARGE MAY APPLY ON THIS HEAVY BOOK. We hold the full set of Birds of Australia in stock. Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio. Book.

$472.15

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Supplement ( All Species Discovered After Vols.I-VII).

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1990. First limited facsimile edition no. 208. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt, 80 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimiles of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale (this copy is stamped no. 0128 to the front paste-down). This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." A few spots to the title page. Please see the other Gould titles we are offering in this impressive edition. A POSTAL SURCHARGE MAY APPLY ON THIS HEAVY BOOK. We hold the full set of Birds of Australia in stock. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio. Book.

$310.27

FEATHERS TO BRUSH  - The Victorian Bird Artist John Gerrard Keulemans 1842-1912
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FEATHERS TO BRUSH - The Victorian Bird Artist John Gerrard Keulemans 1842-1912

By Keulemans, Tony; Coldewey, Jan

The Netherlands: Published by the Authors, 1982. limited and numbered edition signed by both authors; this copy is number 371 of an edition limited to only 500 copies of which 475 for sale; pp xviii, 94; 28 full page colour plates. Bound in the original brown half morocco with gilt lettering to the gree cloth boards. Binding fine with minimal wear only, contents clean and tight, unmarked. A fine copy.. Limted Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Small Folio.

$337.25

HERONS OF THE WORLD
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HERONS OF THE WORLD

By Elliott, Hugh; Hancock, James

London: London Editions, 1978. 304 pages; 61 coloured plates from original paintings after Robert Gillmor and Peter Hayman . Original dust jacket fine, not price clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Robert Gillmor and Peter Hayman. Folio (24 x 35 cm).

$29.68

Eric Hosking's WADERS
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Eric Hosking's WADERS

By Hosking, Eric; W. G. Hale

Pelham Books, 1983. A fine effort, virtually as new. 185 pages; b/w and colour illustrations from photographs throughout. Original dust jacket fine, not price clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy in a fine jacket.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to.

$13.49

BRITISH & AMERICAN GAME-BIRDS with a Chapter on Shooting in America by Eugene V. Connett
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BRITISH & AMERICAN GAME-BIRDS with a Chapter on Shooting in America by Eugene V. Connett

By Pollard, H. B. C.; Phyllis Barclay-Smith

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1945. pp. x, 48 plus 20 fine coloured plates, each with a captioned tissue guard, after paintings by Philip Rickman. Original dust jacket very good. lightly rubbed to edges, a little tanned to page edges, price clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Original red cloth hardback binding fine,. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, minimal foxing, otherwise unmarked. A very good copy with a very good dust jacket.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Rickman, Philip. Folio.

$33.73

Eric Hosking's CLASSIC BIRDS 60 Years of Bird Photography
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Eric Hosking's CLASSIC BIRDS 60 Years of Bird Photography

By Hosking, Eric

Collins, 1993. 190 pages; b/w illustrations/ photographs throughout. Original dust jacket near fine, not price clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy in a near fine jacket.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to.

$16.19

THE BIRDS OF THE BRITISH ISLES Volume Eight [8 viii]
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THE BIRDS OF THE BRITISH ISLES Volume Eight [8 viii]

By Bannerman, David Armitage

Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1959. Fine colour plates by George Lodge throughout, each with a captioned tissue guard. Original dust jacket with a pasted-on colour illustration to the front panel, very good with a little rubbing and careful repair to the top and bottom of the spine, spine browned, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard-back binding, fine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A fine clean copy of vol. 8, with a very good original dust jacket.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Lodge, George E.. 4to (19 x 28cm).

$37.77

THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY VOL. XIII. ORNITHOLOGY. FLYCATCHERS.
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THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY VOL. XIII. ORNITHOLOGY. FLYCATCHERS.

By Swainson, W.; Sir William Jardine (Editor)

Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1853. Pp. 256; engraved frontispiece of Haller; engraved title page with a hand-coloured vignette; 31 engraved hand-coloured plates with tissue guards; letterpress title page. Publisher's red cloth binding lettered and decorated in gilt to the spine, boards blind decorated. Binding very good and bright, no fading, light wear only. Contents clean and tight, original yellow coated end papers, no inscriptions, no foxing. A very good tight clean copy.. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$141.65

CATALOGUE OF THE PASSERIFORMES OR PERCHING BIRDS, IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM. OLIGOMYODAE, Or the Families Tyrannidae, Oxyrhamphidae.... (Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum Volume XIV.]

By Sclater, Philip Lutley

London: Printed by Order of the Trustees (British Museum), 1888. pp. xix, [1 errata], 494, [2], 26 hand-coloured and chromo-lithographic plates, some heightened with gum Arabic, after drawings by J. Smit; b/w illustrations in text. Original brown textured cloth binding with gilt lettering and gilt stamped shelf-no. to the spine, good with a little general wear, cloth somewhat discoloured/faded. Contents good and tight, original yellow coated end papers, the front pastedown with the engraved library plate of Royal Albert Memorial Public Library Exeter pasted over other bookplates; several oval library stamps to the half-title, title page etc. and to the reverse of the plates; perforated library stamp to the title page and a corner of each plate affecting the printer's name and some titles, but not the coloured engraved part. Otherwise plates are clean, plate I with slight spotting otherwise without foxing, paper somewhat toned. A good only copy. This is volume fourteen of what was eventually 27 volumes ''Unquestionably the most important work on systematic ornithology that has ever been published'' (Zimmer).. First Edition. Hardback. Good. Book.

$128.16

CATALOGUE OF THE PASSERIFORMES OR PERCHING BIRDS, IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM. FRINGILLIFORMES: Part II. Containing the Families Coerebidae, Tanagridae, and Icteridae.... (Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum Volume XI.]

By Sclater, Philip Lutley

London: Printed by Order of the Trustees (British Museum), 1886. pp. xvii, [i], 431, [i], 18 hand-coloured lithographed plates, some heightened with gum Arabic, after drawings by J. Smit; b/w illustrations in text. Original brown textured cloth binding with gilt lettering and gilt stamped shelf-no. to the spine, good with a little general wear, some scuffing/fraying to the head/tail of the spine, cloth somewhat discoloured. Contents good and tight, original yellow coated end papers, the front pastedown with the engraved library plate of Royal Albert Memorial Public Library Exeter pasted over other bookplates; several oval library stamps to the half-title, title page etc. and to the reverse of the plates; perforated library stamp to the title page and bottom right hand corner of the plates affecting the printer's name and some titles, but not the coloured engraved part. Otherwise plates are clean and without foxing, paper a little toned. A good only copy. This is volume eleven of what was eventually 27 volumes ''Unquestionably the most important work on systematic ornithology that has ever been published'' (Zimmer).. First Edition. Hardback. Good.

$148.39

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